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IEA warns of challenges from Swiss nuclear phase-out

IEA warns of challenges from Swiss nuclear phase-out

Switzerland's phased withdrawal from nuclear power presents challenges for maintaining its electricity security, the International Energy Agency says in a report it published yesterday.

Nuclear Policies 09 October 2018


First permits issued for Swiss exploratory boreholes

First permits issued for Swiss exploratory boreholes

Switzerland's national radioactive waste disposal cooperative Nagra has been granted permits for carrying out the first three exploratory boreholes in its search for potential sites to host two geological repositories.

Waste & Recycling 21 August 2018


Approval for decommissioning of Swiss reactor

Approval for decommissioning of Swiss reactor

Swiss utility BKW has been issued with a decommissioning order for the Mühleberg nuclear power plant, which is scheduled to permanently shut down at the end of 2019. 

Waste & Recycling 22 June 2018


Swiss regulator approves Beznau 1 restart

Swiss regulator approves Beznau 1 restart

Beznau 1 - 48Swiss utility Axpo has received regulatory approval to bring unit 1 of the Beznau nuclear power plant (KKB) back into service this month after evidence it submitted last December proved aluminium oxide inclusions in the reactor pressure vessel do not affect the unit's safety.

Regulation & Safety 06 March 2018


Quality assurance issues affect French and Swiss plants

Quality assurance issues affect French and Swiss plants

Leibstadt_(KKL)-48A small number of fuel rods supplied to reactors in France and Switzerland have been affected by quality control issues. EDF Group said today that Areva had notified it of quality control deviations on certain rods, which meant the supplier was unable to demonstrate that quality control to substantiate that the leak tightness of those rods had been properly performed.

Regulation & Safety 21 November 2017


Countries update on waste management progress

Countries update on waste management progress

Public_hearing_visit_to_Osthammar_(SKB)-48Parties to the Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management - known as the Joint Convention - have submitted national reports detailing the steps they are taking to meet their commitments under the convention ahead of next year's review meeting. Sweden's submission reflects a particularly intensive licensing phase for its used fuel management programme.

Waste & Recycling 26 October 2017


Swiss ambassador offers UK advice on EU exit

Swiss ambassador offers UK advice on EU exit

The UK may, like Switzerland, have to accept limited influence in EU energy policy post Brexit, Jean-Christophe Füeg, head of international energy affairs at the Swiss Federal Office of Energy, told British parliamentarians last week. SFOE is part of Switzerland's Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications.

Nuclear Policies 26 October 2017


Swiss voters approve gradual nuclear phase out

Swiss voters approve gradual nuclear phase out

Switzerland voted in a referendum yesterday to approve a revision to the country's energy policy that promotes the use of renewable energy sources and energy conservation. The revised Federal Energy Act also prohibits the construction of new nuclear power plants.

Nuclear Policies 22 May 2017


Swiss regulator looks at aging of waste containers

Swiss regulator looks at aging of waste containers

Waste containers at Zwilag - 48The Swiss Federal Nuclear Safety Inspectorate has called for the systematic management of the aging of containers in the country's interim radioactive waste storage facilities. The requirement follows the completion of a study into container aging and fuel handling in such facilities.

Waste & Recycling 15 March 2017


Provisional contributions to Swiss clean-up funds announced

Provisional contributions to Swiss clean-up funds announced

Swiss nuclear power plant operators face lower or even no contributions to the country's decommissioning and waste disposal funds over the period 2017-2021, primarily due to the delay of some ten years in commissioning a deep geological repository.

Waste & Recycling 15 December 2016